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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910.

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KC Cougars, Vance Wilson, & More Braves

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KC switches Midwest League (A) affiliate from Burlington to Kane County (swap with Oakland A's). Vance Wilson named manager, I'm sure someone called that a year ago when he retired. Damon Hollins hired as hitting coach to initiate prospects in the Braves' Way (career .284 OBP)

Yankees Sign Brian Anderson and Andy Sisco

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A little ex-Royals news from over the weekend. The Brain reportedly throwing his fastball in the low-90s and Sisco shotgunning his at 95 in winter ball.

Royals Being Patient with Zack Greinke

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Article this morning by Rosenthal including his analysis of Greinke situation.

Royals Facebook Page Reaction Roundup: DDJ Trade

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  1. Justin Mettlen At least we don't have to watch him get thrown out stealing second and listen to debates about whether he should hit leadoff anymore.
  2. Michael Pearson We give away yet another very good player for two lousy high era non winning pitchers. Yep I've seen this before.
  3. Blake Williams Butler is the worst situational hitter I've ever seen. Might as well trade him before the rest of the league finds out.
  4. Jake Pointer Dejesus huh... Let me guess who's next. Grienke, Soria, Gordon? Let's jus give up our whole Fn team n bring up our A ball guys. Can't get any worse. Way to screw up again Royals managment. Keep it up if wanna see a lot more empty seats at our beautiful stadium.
  5. James Cater This sucks losing another good player due to lowsy managment Dayton Moore is a joke he needs to go back to Atlanta. I thought he would be good for this team ha don't think so. Made bad deals all season long. Got rid of Guillen and he gets a World Series ring with the Giants happy for him bad for us. When is this management going to learn that you need to some strong offense to compete.
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Quest for the RH Power Bat (Arbitration Edition)

Part 2 of the Quest for the so-called RH Power Bat, which I am assuming would be in the OF until convinced otherwise.  In Part 1, we fancied the free agents who might be available and would qualify...

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Quest for the RH Power Bat (Free Agent Edition)

Here are some of the available outfielders in free agency this offseason.  Not to say that's the route DM will go, but if he does these are some of the options.  Obviously the list will be in flux...

2010 Chicago Cubs Commemorative DVD: Chasing Pittsburgh. It's been a rough year for a lot of fans,...

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2010 Chicago Cubs Commemorative DVD: Chasing Pittsburgh. It's been a rough year for a lot of fans, not only us.

Royals' September Call-ups (sort of)

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The Royals have returned right-handed pitcher Gil Meche and infielder Josh Fields from their respective rehab assignments and reinstated them from the 60-day Disabled List. In addition, the club has recalled catcher Lucas May from Omaha. To create space on the 40-man roster, the Royals have transferred right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar and outfielder David DeJesus to the 60-day D.L. Meche, Fields and May will be in uniform for tonight's game. May will wear No. 22.

Frenchie Traded to Rangers for Playoff Push

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"I’m looking forward to it. I played with Frenchy in the WBC. He’s a gamer. He always plays hard. He’ll fit in well here," Rangers third baseman Michael Young(notes) said in Kansas City, where Texas lost 10-9 to the Royals.

Pittsburgh Pirates snafu may hint at Kansas City Royals' finances

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Article today in the KC Business Journal summarizing the leaking of the Pirates' financials.

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Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Trip And Photos

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Trip And Photos

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What to do with Kyle Davies?

So what should the Royals do with Kyle Davies?  I always find it interesting to look at BR's "most similar players" tool at the bottom of the player pages.  This is what it says for Kyle: Kyle...

Royals & Giants Still Talking Guillen Trade

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The Giants are still reportedly pursuing JoGui, albeit unenthusiastically.

The winner of the Fan Choice T-shirt Vote for the August 17th game. Very disappointing. How did...

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The winner of the Fan Choice T-shirt Vote for the August 17th game. Very disappointing. How did the Chen t-shirt not win?

Royals' Guillen Headed to Giants?

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San Jose Mercury News reporting the Giants reportedly discussing whether or not to make a waiver claim on Jose Guillen. An anonymous baseball exec told SI that no contender should go after Guillen because his "personality/clubhouse rep may be second worst to Milton Bradley."

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Should we chill a little about Kila?

Stephen St. John went on a tear this morning on 810 about Kila being out of the starting lineup once again.  I completely understand why, and his sentiments are shared by many folks here at RR. ...

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First time for Dri Duck Fountain Seats

Our office (well, about half of it) is heading out to the K this afternoon. A few of us will be standing in line to get Dri Duck fountain seats. We've never sat out there, so it should be fun. ...

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Rick Ankiel vs. Mark Quinn

Quinn: 1,166 PAs = .282/.324/.481 101 OPS+ 45 HR 167 RBI 17 SB Ankiel: 1,222 PAs = .249/.309/.450 97 OPS+ 52 HR 166 RBI 8 SB So...Ankiel is a poor man's Mark Quinn (at the plate) who...

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The Balboni Watch?

Like it or not, Jose Guillen has played in all 52 games this season and is "on pace" to hit and 34 HR and 103 RBI after nearly a third of the season.  There are major doubts that Guillen will keep...

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Dri Duck Seats - Do I Need to Arrive Extra Early?

Heading to the 6/3 day game. Looks like it will be a Greinke start. Three of us are planning on buying Dri Duck seats, as we've never sat out there. Has anyone had any experience in buying these...

Bullington Up, Kila Down

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Former 1st Overall Pick (Pirates) Bryan Bullington called up to shore up the bullpen due to a Tejeda injury, Kila sent back to Omaha to get at-bats.

"We're not scoring as many runs as we did early. We need to facilitate some runs at the bottom of...

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"We're not scoring as many runs as we did early. We need to facilitate some runs at the bottom of the order." —Royals manager Trey Hillman http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/kan/report#notes_quotes

Moore has not lost confidence in manager Trey Hillman. "I think Trey's done a terrific job,"...

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Moore has not lost confidence in manager Trey Hillman. "I think Trey's done a terrific job," Moore said. "We all are evaluated and he evaluates himself harder than anybody else. But we left Spring Training very prepared, not as healthy as we wanted to, but we're prepared every day to play regardless of the outcome. I mean, the players have to play. And I'm confident our players will play."

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100510&content_id=9942214&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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2011 Manager Poll

Who will be the Royals Manager in 2011, regardless of when Hillman is fired or who the interim coach is in 2010?  Choices are internal candidates or an external candidate to be named by you in...

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I snapped last night

Zack Greinke: 5 starts, 2.56 ERA, 0 wins. Royals with a lead after six innings = losing record. Bullpen's ERA = 6.50. Aaron Crow sitting in the minors, Bruce Chen, Josh Rupe, and Brad Thompson in...

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Mike Jacobs DFAed - Article Link

via graphics8.nytimes.com A Yahoo! report on the DFA of Mike Jacobs is here.  focs put this out in a FanShot as it happened.  It appears the Mets prefer to platoon Fernando Tatis and Frank...

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Royals are 24th Most Valuable MLB Franchise

Forbes recently released their annual report on the financials behind MLB.  Yahoo reported here that the top three were the Yankees, Red Sox, and Mets, with Oakland and Pittsburgh bringing up the...

Stupid Question: What is the rule on how many hours/minutes before a game the lineups must be...

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Stupid Question: What is the rule on how many hours/minutes before a game the lineups must be turned in for the day's game?

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Royals obtain Rangers' Luis Mendoza for Cash

Bub Dutton reported this afternoon that the Royals made it rain for Rangers' farm  hand Luis Mendoza.  More after jump. Mendoza spent all of last year at AAA for Texas, and more notably fills the...

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Jarrod Washburn - Yes/No?

It's being reported across blogdom that the Royals have "entered the bidding" with the Mariners for the services of Jarrod Washburn.  He is a Boras client, and I've seen it blogged that the...

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